WHAT ARE THE MUDDY WARRIOR RULES AND REGULATIONS?
- No head first dives, back flips or leaps into mud pits, or off of obstacles.
- Feet first only when going down the hill slide.
- No profanity or negative behavior towards others.
- No pushing people, including on the obstacles, or course.
- Spiked shoes are not permitted in the event.
- Costumes must not be dangerous to the participant or others.
- All participants must complete a waiver.
- Participants are not allowed to preview the course.
- Once participants finish, they must exit the event course.
- Participants must wear shoes.
- Participants, or spectators, shall not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
- Everyone must abide by all local laws and behave responsibly.
- No outside alcohol is permitted onsite.
- No glass containers allowed.
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times and are only permitted in the spectators area (be sure to stoop and scoop).
- Young children must be supervised when spectating at the event.
- The minimum age to participate is 14. Participants under 16 must run with a parent or guardian. All minor participants must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
- The minimum age to volunteer is 14.
HOW DO I CREATE A TEAM?
Follow these easy steps:
1. Head over to the Muddy Warrior registration page
2. Click Register
3. Click Team
4. Click Create a Team
5. Login to EventBrite or create your account
6. Add your team name
7. Click Continue to make your team live.
You’re all set!
HOW DO I EDIT OR CONFIRM MY REGISTRATION?
If you need to edit or confirm your registration, then please follow these steps;
1. Go to EventBrite
2. Login to your Eventbrite account. Don’t have a password? Select “Forgot Password”, or reset your password by going to here!
3. Access the Account Menu. Then select “Your Tickets”
4. Select your ticket
5. Select “View Order”
6. Select “Edit”
7. Save your changes
Note: You may change into a different wave start time as long as it is not full.
HOW DO I JOIN A TEAM?
1. Head over to the Muddy Warrior registration pages
2. Click Register/Team/Join a Team
3. Search by team name
4. When you see the team you want to join, select it from the drop-down
5. Complete your registration
6. Invite your friends to join you!
HOW DO I SEE WHO IS ON MY TEAM?
This is easy!
1. Access the Your Tickets section of your account.
2. Look to the Groups section beneath your Current Orders.
3. Just click or tap on the team name to see the full list of members.
HOW DO I TRANSFER OVER TO A DIFFERENT TEAM?
New Team? No problem!
1. Go to EventBrite and login using the email address used to register
2. Select the Account Menu drop down in the upper right-hand corner
3. Select Your Tickets
4. Select your Muddy Warrior registration
5. Select 'Change Team'
6. Find, or create, a new team
7. Follow the prompts to finish!
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE THE 5KM COURSE?
A 5 kilometer obstacle event is not the same as a 5 kilometer run on pavement; it takes considerably longer and it’s a lot tougher. It generally take between 30 minutes and 2 hours to complete the course. An average completion time is a little over an hour. Very few people sprint it, some jog it and some walk it — but everyone has a great time doing it!
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
Just when you thought that bridesmaid’s dress would never get worn again! Our goal is to make sure participants have the best time possible, so wear something flexible and, well, expendable. We encourage you to ‘get your Warrior on’ by wearing a costume, and with prizes awarded to the best one, feel free to go nuts. Just make sure your costume is ‘Warrior Ready’ (allowing you to run, jump, and slide without getting caught in obstacles) and ‘Warrior Friendly’ (won’t hurt other Muddy Warriors). Of course, we always recommend proper footwear.
For those who prefer more ‘modest’ attire, running or trail shoes are recommended, as well as athletic wear (shorts and t-shirt) that you don’t mind getting a little mucky. Participants should also consider bringing a towel (or three) to wipe mud off themselves and to protect car seats on the ride home.
WHAT IF I’M NOT A SWIMMER?
No worries – you won’t need to swim at any obstacle. The deepest water won’t exceed four feet.
WHAT IF I CAN’T COMPLETE AN OBSTACLE OR I’M AFRAID? CAN I STILL DO THE EVENT?
If you can’t complete the obstacle, or you’re afraid of it, we have staff overseeing each obstacle to help guide you over it. If you still can’t complete it, you can simply go around it. No penalty!
HOW CHALLENGING IS MUDDY WARRIOR?
Set up to accommodate people of all abilities, Muddy Warrior offers challenges suitable for all participants from ages 14 and older. Our obstacles are meant to be a mix of fun and challenge, but we won't subject participants to barbed wire or electric shocks. Certain obstacles also offer a hard or easy option, allowing every participant to have a great run within their ability level. (If in doubt, please check with your doctor to gauge your level of fitness.)
CAN I PARTICIPATE IF I HAVE A MEDICAL ISSUES OR AM PREGNANT?
If you are pregnant (we wouldn’t recommend it) or have other health concerns, consult with your doctor.
HOW SHOULD I TRAIN FOR MUDDY WARRIOR?
It all depends on your personal goals. A combination of cross training, running/jogging and other endurance activities (cycling, swimming) will certainly help you get ready. If you don’t exercise regularly you might want to enlist the help of a personal trainer or a friend with fitness experience. Endurance should be your primary goal, as the hills tend to tire people out quickly. Once tired, you’ll find the obstacles become exponentially more difficult. Trail running through tricky and hilly terrain will certainly help you build endurance and stability. Practice crawling, jumping over picnic tables, climbing trees and being a kid again! Some cross training will also help you build core strength that will help you finish Mud Hero safely and with a smile on your (muddy) face.
Don’t feel like you have time to train? Come with your friends anyway! Have fun challenging yourself getting wet and muddy at a slower pace. A race finished walking and a race finished running is still finished! You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try. It’s all about pushing our limits!
I AM UNABLE TO ATTEND MUDDY WARRIOR. IS IT POSSIBLE TO GET MY MONEY BACK OR DEFER MY REGISTRATION UNTIL NEXT YEAR?
Unfortunately, Muddy Warrior does not issue any refunds or deferrals over to following years.
WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO PARTICIPATE AND VOLUNTEER?
The minimum age to participate is 14. The same applies for all volunteers. Participants under 16 must run with a parent or guardian. All minor participants must have their waiver signed by a parent or guardian. The waiver can be found when registering for their ticket, pack pick-up, and race day.
WHAT IF THERE’S BAD WEATHER?
A few storm clouds won’t stop us! Come rain, come shine, come snow, come sleet, the show must go on! For more critical weather concerns (tornados, flooding, etc), check your Facebook event page for the most up to date information. If the weather is deemed dangerous by your event director or local authorities, we will email you with cancellation or postponement details. In the exceptional event that Muddy Warrior is cancelled, we do remind you that entries are non-refundable, even for severe weather.
I DON’T HAVE PROPER ID? WILL THAT BE A PROBLEM?
For Muddy Warrior Registration we should have an ID for each person – for security and ownership reasons of course. However, a copy of your original confirmation will be just fine as a last resort.
WHERE CAN I GET MY RACE PACKET?
You can pick it up before the event. Watch Facebook for information where it will be located. We’ll send you an email with all the details 1-2 weeks before your race date.
WHAT IF I CAN’T MAKE IT TO PACKET PICK-UP
Don’t stress, someone else can pick up your packet for you, they just need your ticket (printed or e-ticket) or information with them. If you don’t have any friends willing to help out, packet pick-up on race day will be available. However, lines tend to be extra long on race day, so plan accordingly, and arrive at least an hour early.
WHAT DO I BRING?
The best rule of thumb: if you don’t want it on your body during the run, leave it in your car or at home! Necessities like phones, a waterproof phone cover case, a credit card, a towel or garbage bags to cover your car seats, and a water bottle (though we do have water stations!) are crucial. Not advised or allowed? Pets, bikes, scooters, weapons, lighters… you know what’s good for you.
IS THERE A BAG CHECK?
Yes, there will be a bag check available for $5.00.
I LOST MY SHIRT AND MEDAL. CAN I GET ANOTHER ONE SENT TO ME?
Unfortunately, we do not mail out any items, so please cherish your medal and t-shirt and make sure you keep an eye on it. How else are you going to prove you completed the challenge to the folks back at the office?
I LOST SOMETHING AT THE EVENT, WHAT DO I DO?
All lost items are taken to our check-in tent. If you’ve already left the venue, you can email us at email@example.com to help find any missing objects other than t-shirt and medal!
DO YOU CHARGE FOR SPECTATORS?
Absolutely not! We encourage your friends and family to come out and watch you have fun! Our only stipulation is that they stay off the actual running course for their safety and the safety of our runners.
WHERE DO I PARK AND IS THERE A CHARGE?
Please check the Facebook event page to get all details on parking. You will also receive an email 1-2 weeks before the event with further details.
ARE YOU A BLOGGER, PHOTOGRAPHER, OR VIDEOGRAPHER INTERESTED IN COMING TO OUR EVENT?
Add to it your portfolio! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to start the conversation! Can’t wait!
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SPONSORING OR BECOMING A VENDOR?
We’re always interested in partnering with companies and individuals that will add value to our event! We have vendor booth spaces, and sponsorship packages. If interested, email us at email@example.com.
DO YOU HAVE A CHARITY?
Muddy Warrior is a for-profit business that believes in giving back to the community, so we donate a portion of our proceeds from the event in support of the Town of Cardston’s Parks and Recreation Facilities, creating a positive impact on the community. For more information on our local charity partner, visit www.cardston.ca.
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